cantonment

[ kan-ton-muh nt, -tohn-; especially British kan-toon-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF cantonment
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Agra's cantonment avenues and parks are kept in excellent order.

Early on the 15th General Baker, with 1200 infantry and eight guns, left the cantonment.

It is now divided into the municipal area and the cantonment.

And what could be better than his taking on himself to let you leave the cantonment?

He said, We can do nothing about the women outside the Cantonment, and there is the trouble.

They still have several miles to go before reaching a cantonment.

Accordingly the cantonment was declared in a state of siege.

I cannot think how people bear their cantonment life so well as they do.

If you visit a "cantonment" in Upper India, you will find the officers with their families about them.

Two hours pass and it is time to rejoin my comrades at the cantonment.

WORD ORIGIN

1756, "military quarters," from French cantonnement, from cantonner "to divide into cantons" (14c.), from canton (see canton). Meaning "action of quartering troops" is from 1757.

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